Here is a current sheet of stocks that increased their dividends from 10 to 24 consecutive years (U.S. Dividend Contenders). This article will be divided into several parts; more than 114 Dividend Contenders will be presented. The list is sorted alphabetically.
The average dividend-yield of the Dividend Contenders list amounts to 2.64 percent while the average payout ratio is 0.66. The average P/E ratio is calculated with 21.32, price to sales ratio with 2.65 and price to book ratio with 3.59. Total debt to assets ratio is 32.23 leads to a return on equity of 20.15 percent. The operating margin amounts to 19.85 percent. Companies are traded at AMEX, NYSE, NASDAQ as well as being part of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite.
Here is the table of 10 Dividend Contenders with some fundamentals:
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IBM, SJM, JKHY, JW.A, KMP, LECO, LLTC, MDU, MMP, MATW